Every week I hold online office hours and answer questions from folks like you. This week we look at the difference between a Facebook fan page and a Facebook group. Plus, I share a little bit of my past and give you a peek at my best Ron Burgundy impression! Take a look and be sure to join me every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. CDT for online office hours!
I started a group on Facebook for our church (I’m on staff as communication director), and then fan pages evolved. We now have both, and I feel like I’m wasting my time maintaining each of them. I think I know the pros and cons of each, but what’s your take on them?
My answer: For a church, you need to be on a fan page. Bottom line. Ditch the group and divert all the traffic to the fan page.
If you want the nitty-gritty details, AllFacebook.com did a detailed, feature-by-feature comparison of pages vs groups last year. It includes a handy chart for quick reference. However, Facebook has since revamped groups and some of those features have changed.
Did you ever think 10 years ago you would be doing what you are today and what are the major steps you took that solidified your decision to be a social media ninja?
My answer: Never.
10 years ago, I was a, shall we say, much different person than I am today. Believe it or not, I wanted to be a newscaster :) Don’t believe me? Just check this video out:
What solidified the decision? God’s providence and getting jumped. Seriously. Long story, suffice it to say I began questioning my life decisions after getting my teeth knocked out at a house party fight :)
Thanks for the great questions everybody! Maybe you look at me a little differently now? Either way, there’s power in your personal story! See you next time.